Anousheh Ansari

Dr. Anousheh Ansari is an Astronaut, a Hi-tech serial entrepreneur and a global Change Maker. She is currently the CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, the world’s leader in designing and operating large incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges.  Ansari sponsored the $10M Ansari XPRIZE, igniting a new era for commercial spaceflight.  She captured international headlines by becoming the first female private space explorer and the first astronaut of Iranian descent. Her memoir, My Dream of Stars, aims to share her life story as inspiration for young women around the world.